Special Issue "Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing for Advanced High-Tech Components"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 2012
Interests: additive manufacturing; laser powder bed fusion; selective laser melting; multi-material design; metal-based solutions
Interests: multi-material/physics/functional/scale materials; selective laser melting; mechanical engineering
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Nature offers countless examples of exceptional materials with light weight, smart surfaces, multi-material/functional components, ultra-strong resistance and duration, self-healing, self-cleaning, sensoring zones, actuating and communicating systems, and different zones with different functions and property combinations. All of this in a sustainable way. Contrarily to nature, human traditional strategies and inventions, both from process and products point of view, use brute force such as mining ancient carbon and heavy and inefficient single and inanimate material (like brick, steel, and glass) solutions with unoptimized architectures.
The world continues to use natural resources unsustainably and it is clear to the United Nations that we need to protect the planet from degradation and to start manufacturing highly efficient products using highly efficient processes (do more and better with less). We need disruptive and revolutionizing approaches for reducing manufacturing times, energy consumption, material waste, and CO2 emission, and this is absolutely crucial for present and future generations. A truly radical shift in components concepts is necessary, and we should move from heavy, static, rigid, and unoptimized single materials to lightweight, multi-functional, high-efficient, dynamic, and adaptable materials which are tunable for on-demand performance. All of this following a transversal sustainable strategy with less material and energy for achieving highly efficient and long-lasting solutions.
Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology can be further explored to revolutionize our conception/understanding of materials and structures. These strategies can allow us to evolve from utilizing mono-material to multi-material components, from mono-scale to multi-scale added parts, and from limited geometries to almost any geometry, thus creating unique solutions not possible using conventional manufacturing strategies or design philosophies. These multi-material/multi-functional products may revolutionize our ability to create products with a multi-functional response in a single-components and also to control and precisely program materials from idea-conception to printing shape-changing transformations. Additionally, the potential of smart materials such as shape memory alloys, piezoelectric materials magneto-rheological materials, and electro-rheostat materials combined with AM design freedom is huge, and offers a new range of diversified solutions for several engineering challenges.
This Special Issue provides an opportunity to explore this concept of multi-functional components manufactured by Additive Manufacturing and boost further scientific progress. In this Special Issue, we welcome reviews, articles, and short communications that focus on metal-based advanced high-tech components via additive manufacturing. We cordially invite you to submit your contribution to this issue, whose topics include, but are not limited to, the following (experimental and numerical studies are welcome):
- Advanced Additive Manufacturing strategies;
- Laser Powder-Bed-Fusion;
- Metal-based multi-material design
- Nature inspired architectures and solutions by AM;
- Multi-functional components;
- Smart materials;
- Topological optimization and high-efficient solutions.
Dr. Flavio Bartolomeu
Prof. Dr. Filipe Samuel Correia Pereira da Silva
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- additive manufacturing
- laser-based technologies
- high efficiency
- high thermal efficiency
- advanced high-tech components
- advanced manufacturing strategies
- hybrid fabrication